According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 had a record of 137.5 million Americans who voted. However, there was a sharp decline seen in one group over others.
For the first time in 20 years, the 2016 election saw a 7% decrease in Black voter turnout. One may think that percentage isn’t a huge loss; but it’s essential to remember that the Black community only makes up 13.4% of the United States population; leading to the conclusion that EVERY Black vote truly matters. Citizen S.H.E has committed to changing the narrative with a series of community led conversations around voting rights and education. Please take a look at one of their most important campaigns, sharing the many fundamental facts and stories behind the power of the Black vote in America.
By: Nia Weeks | Citizen S.H.E. | 2020